Sun 18th Feb 2018

Watch your distance

with Sue Hendry at Westbank Farm, Dundee
Working over a series of poles, grids and combinations to help you understand and improve your riding through related distances and combinations for both show jumping and cross country. Groups of approx 4 for about 1 1/4 hours depending on numbers of applicants and level of experience. Sue Hendry is former 4* rider and a British Eventing Accredited Coach. Sue is encouraging and positive, getting the best out of both horse and rider.

Cost: £35.00 per horse - BE Members and £38.50 per horse - Non Members

Contact: Suzy Dun on 07506291018

Thu 22nd Feb 2018

Flatwork lessons (members only)

with Kay Gebbie at Ovenstone Equine
Evening group flatwork lessons for members. All abilities welcome.

Cost: £20

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Sat 24th Feb 2018

Training sessions

with Julie Spiers BHSAI at Parknowe Livery
Enjoys teaching riders of all ages and abilities. Helping riders to develop their skills and build confidence. Flatwork, poles or jumping lessons.

Cost: £35 individual or £20 for 2 sharing

Contact: Sarah on 07825266389

Sat 24th Feb 2018

Arena XC training - prepare for the coming season

with Sarah Houlden at Howe Country Centre
Cross country training indoors working in groups of approximately 4 for 1 hour to prepare for the coming season. This training is suitable for all levels from wobbleberry riders/BE 80 up to BE Novice.

Cost: £36.00 per horse - BE Members & £39.60 per horse - Non BE Members

Contact: Suzy Dun on 07506291018

Sat 3rd Mar to Sun 4th Mar 2018

James Munro Clinic (open to all)

with James Munro at Brownhills Farm, St Andrews KY16 8PL
James is a hugely popular top class showing producer and judge who regularly has horses qualified and placed at the Horse of the Year Show and the Royal International Horse Show. He is travelling down to Fife to offer lessons, and he is friendly and encouraging of all stages of horse and rider. This training will be indoors. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you cancel within 48 hours of your lesson and there is no waitlist, you will still be liable for the cost of the lesson.

Cost: £55 private / £30 shared. If you cancel within 48 hours and there is no wait list, you are still liable for the lesson costs.

Contact: Claire Peddie by text on 07977 234988

Sat 3rd Mar to Sun 4th Mar 2018

Winter Show Jumping

with use of instructor is optional at Ovenstone Equine

Once again, Ovenstone are kindly looking after our club jumps and are prepared to build lovely courses at the weekends for you to play on! This will be a great way to get winter jumping practice on a great surface!

Courses will be set up on Friday night in the Ovenstone outdoor arena, and you can book time directly with Viv and David. All you need to do is let them know your membership number at the time of booking. The course will be available from 7am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday.

You could BYO Instructor (as long as they are fully insured) or book Viv Wilson who has recently attained her BHSII qualification - she is offering members a discounted rate of £10 for a private lesson or £15 for a group (In addition to arena hire fees). NEFRC will be running SJ instruction on some of these dates, please keep an eye on the club website or Facebook for details.

To find out your membership number, please contact a committee member or email the club.


Cost: NEFRC members will be £10 per hour for the first horse then £5 per additional member where multiple sharing (max 4). £20 for sole private use. Non-Members are also welcome: £15 per hour for the first horse and £5 each subsequent horse (max 4). £25 per hour for sole private use.

Contact: Ovenstone Equine – 07816 394199 / 01333 720275

Sat 3rd Mar 2018

Cross country training day

with Diana Zajda BHSI, UKCC3 at Lindores
Groups will be structured to cater for all abilities. Lindores has a great selection of fences from 60cm to 1.10m with a selection of new and renovated fences including a great water complex and various ditches. This is an ideal venue for pre-season training.

Cost: £45

Contact: Diana Zajda on 07761637245

Sat 3rd Mar to Sun 4th Mar 2018

2 day XC clinic

with James Oakden BHSI or Sarah Oakden BHSAI at Day I at Dunbog & Day 2 at Lindores

Coaching sessions available either as a private lesson or shared (maximum of three), suitable for anyone wanting to improve their XC riding, get more experience, or get their horses out as a pre-season start point. Suitable for all ages and experience levels jumping 65cm+. Times: 10.30am – 3pm. Riders may come for one or both days. Please specify if you are interested in a private or a shared lesson, what height you are jumping and if you would prefer James or Sarah when booking.

Day 1 – Riding XC, how to approach lines, angles, related distance with ditch and water and a wide range of portable XC fences on a surface. Day 2 – XC Course riding at Lindores XC, Newburgh (ground and weather permitting).

Day 1 Cost: James - £50 private lesson (40 mins) or £30 p/p max of three riders (60 mins). Sarah - £40 individual lesson (40 mins) or £30p/p max of three riders (60 mins)

Day 2 Cost (INCLUDES Lindores XC hire): James - £75 private lesson (one hour) or £55 p/p max of three riders (60 mins)

Please note if you cancel your lesson within 7 days of the you will still need to pay unless a replacement can be found.


Cost: Variable - see above

Contact: Team Oakden via Facebook

Tue 6th Mar 2018

Flatwork lessons (members only)

with Bertie Dixon at Ovenstone Equine
Evening group flatwork lessons for members. All abilities welcome.

Cost: £20

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Sat 10th Mar 2018

Training sessions

with Julie Spiers BHSAI at Parknowe Livery
Enjoys teaching riders of all ages and abilities. Helping riders to develop their skills and build confidence. Flatwork, poles or jumping lessons.

Cost: £35 individual or £20 for 2 sharing

Contact: Sarah on 07825266389

Sat 10th Mar to Sun 11th Mar 2018

Arena Cross Country Training

with BE Master Coach William Blane at Auchlishie Eventing, Kirriemuir, DD8 4LS
Practice your cross country technique in an enclosed environment on a great surfaced arena. Then come back and practice over the real course 30/3/18 and 1/4/18. For a booking form email Auchlishie.

Cost: £35 for group lesson or £60 for private lesson

Contact: Auchlishie Eventing

Sat 10th Mar 2018

Flatwork Clinic

with James Oakden BHSI or Sarah Oakden BHSAI at Dunbog Farm

Coaching sessions available either as a private lesson or shared (maximum of two), suitable for anyone wanting to improve their flat work and dressage test riding across all levels of horses and riders. Times: 10.30am – 3pm. ALL riders of ALL levels and ages welcome.

Cost: James - £50 private lesson (40 mins) or £30 p/p max of two riders (40 mins). Sarah - £40 individual lesson (40 mins) or £30p/p max of two riders (40 mins). Please specify if you are interested in a private or a shared lesson, what level you are riding at and if you would prefer James or Sarah when booking. Please note that any cancellations must be paid for unless a replacement can be found.


Cost: Variable - see above

Contact: Team Oakden on Facebook

Sat 10th Mar 2018

XC Training

with Viv Wilson at Lindores
More details to follow!

Cost: £37 for 1.5hr group lesson

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Thu 15th Mar 2018

Are you sitting straight? Rider Physio assessment.

with Maeve Sheridan at Dunbog Farm
Most of us spend lots of time and money on our horses on ensuring that all the pieces are in place to get the best out of our horses, we invest time and effort developing our own skills – but what about how we physically feel and move in the saddle? ACPAT Chartered Physiotherapist Maeve Sheridan has been working with a number of riders on our yard and with some amazing results. To say we were a little sceptical would be fair – but the pictures and results speak for themselves. Having seen the huge improvements Maeve has made to many of the riders in our team we are delighted to be hosting rider physiotherapy sessions with Maeve at the yard (in the warmth of the horsebox!) so that you can benefit as well.

We see many riders who are not sitting straight, loading one seat bone more than the other, collapsing through their hips or unable to sit straight and Maeve can help.

Maeve explains, “A rider’s job is to absorb the natural movement of the horse and to give aids through their seat to try to enhance this movement. The rider’s pelvis and hips are the interface between the partnership so if rider is stiff or tight through their pelvis or hips or lack neuromuscular control around that area then they will compensate. This leads to gripping with a knee, foot or hand, some will fix through their jaw or twist or rotate through their back and pelvis to appear straight and to stay on board. This makes the horse’s job harder! As a physiotherapist who specialises in the assessment and treatment of horse and rider, Maeve has developed an assessment screening process to reveal the rider’s cheats. Through a series of functional movement tests, breathing assessment and strength and stability tests, Maeve can highlight where any weakness, tightness or restrictions are and then uses a sequenced series of neuromuscular activation treatments to make instant, measurable changes to muscle length and function. Each rider will then receive a personal exercise programme of no more than four exercises (to help with compliance!) to work on at home.

Appointments are available throughout the day / early evening and each consultation and treatment lasts for an hour. Please note cancellations made with less than five days notice will still need to be paid for in full (unless a replacement is found).


Cost: £65

Contact: Team Oakden on Facebook

Sat 17th Mar to Sun 18th Mar 2018

Winter Show Jumping

with use of instructor is optional at Ovenstone Equine

Once again, Ovenstone are kindly looking after our club jumps and are prepared to build lovely courses at the weekends for you to play on! This will be a great way to get winter jumping practice on a great surface!

Courses will be set up on Friday night in the Ovenstone outdoor arena, and you can book time directly with Viv and David. All you need to do is let them know your membership number at the time of booking. The course will be available from 7am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday.

You could BYO Instructor (as long as they are fully insured) or book Viv Wilson who has recently attained her BHSII qualification - she is offering members a discounted rate of £10 for a private lesson or £15 for a group (In addition to arena hire fees). NEFRC will be running SJ instruction on some of these dates, please keep an eye on the club website or Facebook for details.

To find out your membership number, please contact a committee member or email the club.


Cost: NEFRC members will be £10 per hour for the first horse then £5 per additional member where multiple sharing (max 4). £20 for sole private use. Non-Members are also welcome: £15 per hour for the first horse and £5 each subsequent horse (max 4). £25 per hour for sole private use.

Contact: Ovenstone Equine – 07816 394199 / 01333 720275

Sat 17th Mar 2018

Crack the XC

with David Harland at Howe Country Centre
In groups of approximately 3. David will be working on cross country type fences using the Howe Working Hunter Jumps in the outdoor Arena. Focusing on lines, angles, skinnies, distances and corners, whilst maintaining a forward rhythm and balance. This will not only help your cross country but also your show jumping.

Cost: £40.00 per horse - BE Members and £44.00 per horse - Non Members

Contact: Suzy Dun on 07506291018

Sun 18th Mar 2018

Dressage Clinic

with Erik Mackechnie-Guire at Shawsmill Stables

CLINIC BOOKING WILL BE ONLINE ONLY

Erik is a World Class coach with para dressage and is involved with the Australisan para-squad. He has been involved with Team GB since the run up to the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He is also on the Equestrian Elite Coach Apprenticeship Program (a scheme open to coaches with experience at senior level or above) and has trained, ridden and coached to National and International level. Erik chairs the BHS Training Committee and is an excellent coach, he will happily teach all levels (from walk/trot and upwards!) so don't let his credentials put you off!


Cost: £45 for private 45min lesson or £30 for shared (2 people) 45min lesson. Only advance payment secures your place!

Contact: Sam Dupen on 07484 338551

Sun 18th Mar 2018

Flat or SJ Training (members only)

with Viv Wilson at Ovenstone Equine
Daytime group lessons. All abilities welcome.

Cost: £20

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Sat 24th Mar to Sun 25th Mar 2018

Dressage clinic

with Markus Bauer at Kedlock House Stables, near Cupar
All levels welcome

Cost: £80 individual lesson

Contact: Bruce at bclark@aspiremembranes.co.uk to book a slot.

Sat 24th Mar 2018

Arena XC training

with Eilidh Costelloe at Auchlishie
Groups of 4 for 1 hour.

Cost: £30

Contact: Please text or call Donna Reid on 07736939168 to book your space.

Fri 30th Mar to Tue 3rd Apr 2018

SJ or XC clinic

with William Blane at Auchlishie Eventing
William Blane is currently Head of Pony Club Training, FBHS and a British Eventing Master Coach. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience coaching over either Show jumping or Cross Country. The Cross Country will be over the BE event course (weather permitting) or held in our Martin Collins Arena. Pre booking required - use "more info" link below.

Cost: £60/rider for private lesson and £35/person for a group

Contact: 01575 574458

Sun 1st Apr 2018

XC Training

with Bertie Dixon at Foresterseat
More details to follow!

Cost: £32 for 1.5hr group lesson

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Mon 2nd Apr 2018

Cross Country training for all

with Sarah Houlden at Strathearn Eventing, Methven
Cross country training working in groups of 4 or 5 for 1 1/2 hours to prepare for the coming season. This training is suitable for all levels from wobbleberry riders/BE 80 up to BE Novice.

Cost: £45.00 per horse - BE Members & £49.50 per horse - Non BE Members

Contact: Suzy Dun on 07506291018

Tue 3rd Apr 2018

BE Volunteer Training - all the different roles

with Robert McFadzean at Dunbog (6-9pm)
Ever fancied volunteering at a BE Event? Or need a refresh before the season begins? This evening will allow you to find out more about fence judging, starting, time-keeping, stewarding and writing. You will be provided with a refreshment and a light supper before a theory session in Dunbog Village Hall followed by a practical session using demo riders in the indoor arena at Dunbog Farm. There are a number of events in this area who need volunteers and we can get you started! A huge number of people are needed to run a BE Event - why not join the community? Enjoy a fun evening out meeting like-minded people, all for free. Pony Club, Riding Club and Un-affiliated volunteers very welcome. Book by clicking the more info link below.

Cost: FREE

Contact: Suzy Dun on 07506 291018

Tue 3rd Apr 2018

Instruction for members

with TBC at TBC
More details to follow

Cost: TBC

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Tue 10th Apr 2018

XC training

with Sue Hendry at Forgandenny, PH2 9EY
Opportunity to train in groups (max 4) round BE courses used 7th/8th April. 80-Nov catered for. A deposit will be required. Details to follow.

Cost: TBC - approx. £50

Contact: Sue Hendry on FB

Tue 10th Apr 2018

XC Clinic

with William Blane at Foresterseat, Glenfarg, PH2 9QF
For all stages and ages!

Cost: TBC

Contact: info@foresterseatcrosscountry.co.uk

Sun 15th Apr 2018

XC Clinic

with David Gatherer at Foresterseat, Glenfarg, PH2 9QF
For all ages and stages!

Cost: TBC

Contact: info@foresterseatcrosscountry.co.uk

Thu 19th Apr 2018

Instruction for members

with TBC at TBC
More details to follow

Cost: TBC

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Fri 20th Apr to Sat 21st Apr 2018

Dressage Clinic

with Erik Mackechnie-Guire at Balcormo Stud (Fri) & Shawmills Stables (Sat)

CLINIC BOOKING WILL BE ONLINE ONLY

Erik is a World Class coach with para dressage and is currently working with the Australian para-squad. He has been involved with Team GB since the run up to the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He is also on the Equestrian Elite Coach Apprenticeship Program (a scheme open to coaches with experience at senior level or above) and has trained, ridden and coached to National and International level. Erik chairs the BHS Training Committee and is an excellent coach, he will happily teach all levels (from walk/trot and upwards!) so don't let his credentials put you off!


Cost: £45 for private 45min lesson or £30 for shared (2 people) 45min lesson. Only advance payment secures your place!

Contact: Sam Dupen on 07484 338551

Sat 28th Apr 2018

XC Training for members

with Rebecca Robb at Kinnaird, near Dairsie
More details to follow. Fences from 60-90cm.

Cost: £39 for 1.5hr group lesson

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Sat 5th May to Sun 6th May 2018

Dressage clinic

with Markus Bauer at Kedlock House Stables, near Cupar
All levels welcome

Cost: £80 individual lesson

Contact: Bruce at bclark@aspiremembranes.co.uk to book a slot.

Tue 15th May 2018

Instruction for members

with TBC at Club field, Balcormo
More details to follow

Cost: TBC

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Sat 26th May to Mon 28th May 2018

Area 22 Riding Club Camp

with Various at Auchlishie

Who can come? - ANY RIDING CLUB MEMBER

Do you have to be experienced/competing? - ABSOLUTELY NOT! Caters for all levels, beginners to advanced. Competitive or happy hackers looking to do flatwork only. You decide!

What's included? - STABLING FOR 2 NIGHTS, STRAW, BREAKFAST, DINNER, HUGE AMOUNTS OF FUN AND 5 LESSONS OVER THE 2.5 DAYS

When do entries open? - Now open - see more info link below

Will I definitely have a place? - THERE IS A BALLOT DATE SHOULD THE CAMP BE OVERSUBSCRIBED. THIS WILL BE ON THE APPLICATION FORM. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED SHORTLY AFTERWARDS IF YOU HAVE A PLACE OR ARE ON THE WAITLIST

This is an awesome camp with great instructors and a wonderful bunch of like minded campers to meet, support and make new friends with. You will not want to miss it!


Cost: £190

Contact: British Riding Clubs Area 22 Facebook page

Tue 5th Jun 2018

Instruction for members

with TBC at Club field
More details to follow!

Cost: TBC

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Tue 19th Jun 2018

Instruction for members

with TBC at Club field
More details to follow!

Cost: TBC

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Tue 10th Jul 2018

Instruction for members

with TBC at Club field
More details to follow!

Cost: TBC

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Tue 24th Jul 2018

Instruction for members

with TBC at Kinnaird
More details to follow!

Cost: TBC

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Tue 21st Aug 2018

Instruction for members

with TBC at Club field
More details to follow!

Cost: TBC

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Tue 11th Sep 2018

Instruction for members

with TBC at Club field
More details to follow!

Cost: TBC

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Thu 4th Oct 2018

Instruction for members

with TBC at TBC
More details to follow

Cost: TBC

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Tue 16th Oct 2018

Instruction for members

with TBC at TBC
More details to follow

Cost: TBC

Contact: Booking through club entries at "more info" link below

Calendar view (Riding club events in green, others in blue)